Cold will not affect the grain harvest – Kiev

Похолодание не повлияет на урожай зерновых - Киев

Cold should not greatly affect the crop

The fallen rains even have a positive impact on the state of the crops, say the agriculture Ministry.

In the agriculture Ministry said that a significant cold did not significantly affect the harvest of winter and spring crops.

“The negative impact of weather conditions, which could significantly affect the yield potential of crops has not been committed yet”. – said the head of the Department of agriculture and technical policy in agroindustrial complex of Ministry of agriculture Vladimir topchy.

According to him, the fallen rains even a positive impact on the condition of the crops.

“It should be noted that for some regions, such as South and East, precipitation is positively affect the state of the crops, because there was a significant increase of moisture in the soil,” he said.

However, topchy added that cold pose a threat to fruit trees with flowering buds and those that are in the initial phase of fruit formation.

Earlier it was reported that due to the snow, Ukraine may lose a third of the fruit harvest.

Also we will remind that Ukraine has sold 35 million tons of grain since the beginning of the 2016-2017 marketing year (reports from July-June).

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